Ganduje sends fresh bill to assembly for creation of new emirates

Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has sent a fresh bill to the state house of assembly seeking the creation of four new emirates in Kano.

The governor’s move comes days after Kano State High Court nullified the creation of Rano, Gaya, Karaya and Bichiin emirates on grounds that due process was not followed in the creation of the emirates.

A statement on Monday by Kano commissioner of information, Muhammad Garba, said some of the emirates annulled by the court existed before the Kano emirate.

Mr Garba said the government’s move was to revive the emirates after the failed attempt by previous administrations.

“Kano State Executive Council has approved Emirate Council Bill 2019 which provides for the establishment of additional emirates in the state.

“To this end, the council has, with this development, endorsed the establishment of four new emirates namely Rano, Gaya, Bichi and Karaye and forward same to the state assembly for necessary action,” the statement said.

Garba added that the move was also informed by the need to bring the traditional institution closer to the people in addition to facilitating speedy socio-economic development and security in the state.

The statement further indicated that the introduction of free and compulsory education at basic and secondary level requires the active participation of the community especially the traditional institutions for its successful implementation.